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2007: Washington, D.C.


October 6th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Watergate saga continues to make waves, draw crowds

Just like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Anthony Mirones had a hunch.


October 6th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
To name or not to name

Withholding a source’s name is one thing, but going to jail for one is another.


October 6th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Stone, Seigenthaler among award winners

Top awards were given at the President’s Installation Banquet on Saturday night to various SPJ members running the gamut from radio reporter to veterans in the field.


October 6th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Brewer promises an expanded SPJ

Incoming President Clint Brewer said he plans to expand the SPJ tent “by reaching out to bloggers, social media practitioners, online journalists and minority journalists more than ever before.”


October 6th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Beyond the bar

More goes on in a courthouse than just trials. Here are some tips from the Saturday session “Underneath the Robes” for finding stories off the docket.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Chen offers personal anecdotes, guidance to young journalists

Joie Chen told it like it is in the world of journalism.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Defenders Wanted

Veteran journalist John Seigenthaler Sr. urged his colleagues Friday to continue to defend the First Amendment and to seek and report the truth.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Speaker opposes shield law, sparks disagreement with journalists

A law professor who opposes a federal shield law for journalists argued Friday with dozens of reporters who are anxious for such protection.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
President to focus on diversity committee and expanding SPJ chapters

Hours away from his inauguration as SPJ president, Clint Brewer is already talking about his plans for next year.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Newseum misses its deadline

Those eager to explore the seven-level, 250,000-square-foot museum of news that looms over Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street Northwest will have to wait. For how long no one is sure.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Pulitzer winner says consequences abound for ignoring ‘the race beat’

Christine Kraly is concerned that the newspaper she reports for is participating in a kind of subtle racism.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Tale of the tape

Making an audition tape for a television news director can be a nerve-wracking experience. Kenn Venit, president of Kenn Venit & Associates, a television consulting company, and Steven Kalb, who teaches journalism at the University of Connecticut, offer these tips on how to create great resume/audition tapes.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Hot Topic

Global warming is the biggest environmental story of the 21st century, and journalists should be prepared to cover it. Here are some places to go for background information and creative story ideas on the issue.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
All in One

Learn the necessary steps to thrive as a mobile journalist, also known as a “backpacker,” in the 21st century with these guidelines from John Strauss, news and multimedia editor for IndyStar.com.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Perfect Pitch

Freelancing can be a lucrative career if you have the right connections and skills. In “Mining the Freelance Market,” a group of editors offered their insights Friday on how to break into the scene.


October 5th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Resolutions

Submitted by the Resolutions Committee to the National Convention of the Society of Professional Journalists in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2007.


October 4th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Photo Gallery: Out & About

Photos by David Stone / Working Press.


October 4th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Going, going, gone

Mac McKerral paced nervously in the back of the map room at the National Music Center Thursday evening.


October 4th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Classy Kickoff

Sipping glasses of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, more than 350 SPJ members got to know each other a little better Thursday night at the convention’s opening reception.


October 4th, 2007 • 2007: Washington, D.C.
Auction raises estimated $18,000

In a spontaneous act, auctioneer Jim Bohannon sold his tie for $25 during the auction Thursday evening. It may have been because Item 123, “Dinner with Jim Bohannon” came in several thousand dollars short to the amount paid for an item sold minutes before: four VIP tickets to The Daily Show.